[CONCEPT] The appendages found in sunflowers, artichokes and pine cones are all determined by the Fibonacci sequence. During his residency at Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop, John Edmark had the idea to reproduce these structures using 3D printing in order to create Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures.
[CONCEPT] Neri Oxman and Deskriptiv create a new kind of wearables capable of sustaining life, based on a computational growth process and state-of-the-art 3D-printing.
[CONCEPT] Man Made is a collection of 3D-printed handles manufactured to fit prehistoric hand-axes.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] As its title clearly states, Peiqi Su's graduation project is an installation made of 81 erectable penises. The fun part is that they react to the viewer's movements.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] These watercolors depict scenes from popular movies (especially Star Wars) or TV shows, or recreate famous paintings in a very unique style inspired by 8-bit aesthetics.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Created by Lawrence Lek with the app 123D Catch, "KI$$" is a 3D-printed sculpture that tries to convey the emotion found in a kiss.
[CONCEPT] Tim Zanan invented a simple method that can capture in a very high resolution the depth and color of a painting.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] "Replicants" is a triptych studying the digital reproduction of a human face. Each 3D print was made using a different capture app or software.
[CONCEPT] Hermit crabs are known for changing their shell from time to time. Aki Inomata decided to create her own shells to see if they were chosen by the picky crustaceans.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Despite being digitally created, these images have exceptional sculptural qualities. Maiko's ability to recreate textures using virtual 3D technologies will make you question the reality of the objects featured in the pictures.
[CONCEPT] Plaster or fiberglass casts might soon become obsolete thanks to these new 3D-printed casts imagined by Jake Evill.
[CONCEPT] Inspired by the process of cell division, Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer developed an algorithm that iteratively divides and transforms the initial geometry of a cube. This simple rule creates "Digital Grotesque a room with an amazing variety of organic textures and shapes.
[CONCEPT] Founded by Neri Oxman, the Mediated Matter research group explores how design processes found in nature can be applied and interpreted by digital design and fabrication technologies. The Silk Pavilion uses 6,500 silkworms to "3D-print" a dome.
[CONCEPT] Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, the husband-and-wife team behind The Sugar Lab, wanted to make a cake for a friend's birthday. Since they had no oven in their tiny apartment, they used for the next best thing available: a 3D-printer.
[MUST-HAVE] This new concept adapts the structure of the shoe to the anatomy and biomechanics of the wearer. After compiling data from a test run with trainers equipped with pressure sensors tracks, the system generates a shoe unique to the feet and activity of the wearer.
[CONCEPT] The Design Exquis exhibition in London uses the Exquisite Corpse as a method of creation for design pieces. Matthew Plummer-Fernandez 3D printed a modern Venus in response to the picture he was given.
[CONCEPT] DO THE MUTATION imagined a new kind of masks which uses the possibilities offered by 3D printing.
[MUST-HAVE] After showing an amazing couture collection last January featuring the first flexible 3D-printed dress, Iris van Herpen is now unveiling her first ready-to-wear collection. Phy-tha-go-rash draws inspiration from the Pythagoras tree.
[CONCEPT] The race for the first 3D printed home has started! One of the contenders is the Protohouse 2.0 imagined by Softkill Design. This plastic structure is the second version of a prototype unveiled at the end of 2012.
[ROBOT UPRISING] Build your own humanoid robot with your 3D printer! Gael Langevin is creating a 3D-printed robot whose plans are open source and can be downloaded on Thingiverse.